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Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

Dec. 7, 2019 7:07 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials investigating the deadly attack were...

Family recounts heroics of fallen son in Pensacola shooting

Dec. 7, 2019 6:06 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Joshua Watson had just graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and looked forward to a military career as a pilot. On Saturday, he was being hailed a hero, as his family recounted how the 23-year-old — in his last minutes of life — led first responders to an active...

Hospital identifies man who survived Pearl Harbor shooting

Dec. 7, 2019 5:37 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A hospital has identified the man who was wounded in Wednesday's shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Roger Nakamine, 36, is a Department of Defense employee who was working as an apprentice at the shipyard when a sailor opened fire, the Queen’s Medical Center said in a...

Reese has 19 points, 17 boards in No. 20 Arizona women's win

Dec. 7, 2019 5:16 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Cate Reese scored 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting and grabbed 17 rebounds to help No. 20 Arizona stay undefeated with a 54-43 win over UTEP on Saturday. Arizona (9-0) outscored UTEP 12-3 in the second quarter to lead 33-17 at the half and extended to its largest lead at 47-28 late in...

Florida man faces prison for defying 'red flag' gun law

Dec. 7, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces up to five years in prison for refusing to surrender his weapons to authorities under the state's “red flag" law. It took a Broward County jury less than an hour to find 33-year-old Jerron Smith guilty last week, the South Florida Sun Sentinel...

Pensacola naval base shooting tests US-Saudi relations

Dec. 7, 2019 4:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. defense and military officials on Saturday reaffirmed America's continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi Air Force student's deadly attack at a Navy base in Florida. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and others attending a security conference in...

Slain Alabama officer's father also died in the line of duty

Dec. 7, 2019 4:36 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities on Saturday identified an Alabama police officer who was killed during a drug enforcement operation and said the man's father was also an officer with the Huntsville Police Department who died in the line of duty. Billy Clardy was shot in the heart Friday during a drug...

Aging survivors return to Pearl Harbor to recall '41 attack

Dec. 7, 2019 3:46 PM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A dozen frail survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor returned Saturday to honor those who perished when Japanese planes pierced a quiet sunny morning 78 years ago and rained bombs on battleships lined up below. About 30 World War II veterans and some 2,000 members of the public...

CORRECTS: Official: Base shooter hosted dinner party to watch mass shooting videos earlier in week of fatal attack.

Dec. 7, 2019 1:45 PM EST
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — CORRECTS: Official: Base shooter hosted dinner party to watch mass shooting videos earlier in week of fatal attack. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said shooter watched the videos the night before the shooting. It was earlier in the week, but it is uncertain if it was the night before.)

Police make arrest in shooting death of Virginia firefighter

Dec. 7, 2019 1:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say they've arrested a man in connection with the death of a Virginia fire lieutenant who was killed in a Thanksgiving night shooting while trying to protect one of her children. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Hopewell Police said Friday that a 26-year-old...